35 killed in Pakistan mosque blast
The death toll from a blast at a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan has risen to 35, a police official says.
Senior Kurdish commander killed
A senior Kurdish military commander and eight Kurdish fighters have been killed in clashes with Islamic State militants in northern Iraq.
Video: IS Hostages - Jordan ready for prisoner swap
Jordan has said it is ready to swap an Iraqi woman it is holding for a Jordanian pilot...
Video: Dramatic footage - Gunman storms into...
A gunman who stormed into the headquarters of Dutch national broadcaster NOS...
Video: Jordan demands proof hostage pilot is...
Jordan has demanded proof from Islamic State militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still...
The Thorn Birds author Colleen McCullough dies aged 77
Best-selling author Colleen McCullough, whose novel The Thorn Birds sold 30 million copies worldwide, has died aged 77 after a long illness.
Death squad leader to be freed
The South African government said Eugene de Kock, a death squad leader for the apartheid state, has been granted parole after two decades in jail.
Teenager held over TV gun incident
A 19-year-old student carrying a fake pistol who forced his way into the Dutch national broadcaster is being held in custody as police investigate his motives.
Wanted rap mogul turns himself in
Death Row Records founder Marion Suge Knight has turned himself in after being linked with a hit-and-run incident that left one man dead and another injured.
Bieber says sorry for bad behaviour
Justin Bieber has apologised for his bad behaviour in a new video, saying he wants people to know he has a caring side.
Kerry pays for snowfall from grace
It's snow joke ... Boston's mayor has slapped a 50-dollar (£33) fine on US secretary of state John Kerry for leaving the pavement in front of his home buried in the white stuff.
Big-spending Amazon surprises City
Amazon has notched up a Prime fourth quarter, surprising investors with a profit that soundly beat expectations, despite a continued increase in spending and a slight sales miss, partly linked to the strong dollar.
Katy: I'm going wild at Super Bowl
Katy Perry has said fans will Roar for her Super Bowl half-time performance.
Anguish as hostage swap hopes fade
The agony of the families of a captured journalist and fighter pilot is continuing after a sunset dead line for a possible prisoner swap allegedly set by their Islamic State (IS) kidnappers passed with no clue whether they are still alive.
'King of Kitsch' Rod McKuen dies
Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced King of Kitsch whose music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and 70s won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in history has died.
Balloon feat pair soar into history
Two pilots soaring over the Pacific Ocean have made history by first matching, then surpassing the 5,209-mile official world distance record for human flight in a gas balloon.
Netherlands NOS TV station raid: Armed man demanding airtime arrested
An armed intruder was arrested this evening, after he entered the studios of the Dutch national broadcaster and demanded airtime,...
Charlie Hebdo attack: French police quiz eight-year-old for saying 'I am not Charlie. I am...
France is divided over the case of an eight-year-old boy who was questioned by police for saying: “I am not Charlie. I am with the...
TV gunman 'claimed to be hacker'
A gunman who stormed into the headquarters of Dutch national broadcaster NOS demanding airtime today claimed to be from a "hackers' collective", according to a reporter who spoke to him.
Sarah Palin raises $25,000 for Hillary Clinton's election campaign
Sarah Palin probably wasn’t expecting to be the catalyst of a $25,000 election campaign boost for her Democrat opponent Hillary...
Armitage faces 'violence' charges
English rugby player Steffon Armitage has been released from custody in France but faces a court date in two weeks on charges of violence.
Mexico City gas explosion: Seven dead, including four children outside maternity hospital
Seven people have died, including four children, in a freak gas explosion outside a maternity hospital in in Mexico City today, it is...
Deadly blast hits Mexico hospital
Rescuers are searching for survivors of a powerful gas explosion that shattered a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, killing at least three adults and one baby while injuring dozens more.
Nigerian president's convoy stoned
Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones at President Goodluck Jonathan's convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windscreens and windows on several vehicles.
EU brings passport seizure powers
The European Union has introduced new measures to help member nations seize the travel documents of people suspected of trying to join terrorist organisations outside the EU.
Russia cutting budget for World Cup
Russia is to cut the budget for hosting the 2018 World Cup as part of plans to slash state expenditure as recession looms.
Terror suspect extradited to France
A French man wanted in connection with deadly terrorist attacks in Paris has been extradited from Bulgaria to France, where he is facing charges of links to terrorism, judicial officials say .
Northern Ireland Nightlife: Botanic Inn Belfast, January 2015
Northern Ireland Nightlife: The Eg, Alibi, Parlour, Roxy, Belfast -2015
Northern Ireland Nightlife: Cuckoo - December 2014
Northern Ireland Nightlife - The Cloth Ear, Belfast, January 2015
Northern Ireland Nightlife: Bar With No Name -2014/2015
Northern Ireland Nightlife: Sixty6, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast - Winter 2014/2015
Northern Ireland Nightlife: Shine Belfast, December 2014
Northern Ireland Nightlife: Cathedral Quarter, Belfast December 2014 - The National, 21 Social, The Dirty Onion and Duke of York
Northern Ireland Nightlife: The Eg, Alibi, Parlour, Roxy, Belfast - December 2014
Northern Ireland Nightlife: The Eg, Alibi, Parlour, Roxy, Belfast-Nov, Dec 2014
Northern Ireland Nightlife: Sixty6, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast - December 2014
Filthy McNasty's - November 2014
Northern Ireland Nightlife: Shiro
Northern Ireland Nightlife: The Eg, Alibi, Parlour, Roxy, Belfast - November 2014
The Bot, Belfast - November 2014
Northern Ireland Nightlife: Thompson's Garage Sound Of Misfit
Northern Ireland Nightlife: Cuckoo - October 2014
Northern Ireland Nightlife: Alibi, The Parlour, Groovy Train, The Eg
The Dirty Onion November 2014
The Limelight, November 13
Bill Gates: Artificial intelligence will threaten us
Sarah Palin raises $25,000 for Hillary Clinton
Tesla P85D 'insane mode' video: 0 to 60 reactions
'Dead' cat crawls out of grave and returns to his owner
Press Photographer of the Year Awards: In pics
The Troubles gallery - IRA checkpoint, early 1970s
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Reader pictures: Favourite Ulster beauty spots
E-cigarette bar ban law proposed new
Electronic cigarettes would be banned from bars,...
Magherafelt businessman's hit online rant at car parking ticket issued outside... new
Car parking tickets are...
Eurozone official in Greece talks new
A top eurozone financial official is in Athens for...
Villa clinch Sinclair loan deal new
Aston Villa have completed the protracted signing of winger Scott Sinclair on...
Fletcher set for West Ham move new
Darren Fletcher looks set to sign for West Ham after...
£15m Leinster ground revamp planned new
Leinster's RDS Arena has secured the green light...
Gosling crashes Crowe awards speech new
Ryan Gosling has proved he can do funny guy as well...
David Beckham: I embarrass my kids new
David Beckham has revealed his kids are embarrassed...
Stage star Outhwaite juggles roles new
Tamzin Outhwaite has admitted it is not easy...